Tom Hateley has earmarked his three danger men for Rangers' Europa League crunch-tie against Legia Warsaw.

The former Motherwell midfielder starred for Piast Gliwice in a side which beat Legia to the Ekstraklasa title last season.

So there's nobody better placed to highlight which Legia players have the ability to hurt the Light Blues.

Here we take a look at Hateley's men to watch.

Valeriane Gvilia

The 25-year-old was capped by both Ukraine and Georgia at under-21 level before plumping for the nation of his birth, and he has so far picked up 22 caps for the Georgian national side, scoring three times.


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Gvilia came through the ranks at Metalist Kharkiv before playing for Minsk and BATE Borisov, where he earned a move to the Swiss Super League with Luzern. He spent three years there before making the move to Poland.

A cultured midfielder with an eye for a pass, Gvilia may be small in stature but he has no problem putting his stamp on a match, scoring one of the goals as Legia overcame Atromotis in Greece by two goals to nil to set up the meeting with Rangers.


The defensive midfielder made the permanent switch to Warsaw in the summer from French side Metz after spending last season on loan in the Polish league for a fee in the region of £900,000.

The Portuguese started his senior career in his homeland with Vitoria Guimaraes before making the move to France, first with Lorient before being snapped up by Metz when his team were relegated.

He has represented Portugal at every level up to the senior side, with six caps for the Under-20s to his name.

Jaroslaw Niezgoda

Legia have high hopes for 24-year-old Niezgoda, and there is no bigger vote of confidence in his ability than coach Aleksander Vukovic’s preference for the forward over last season’s top scorer Carlitos.


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As yet, that decision has yet to really pay off, with Niezgoda failing to find the target so far for Legia this season or last.

He did however only make five league appearances last term, and Vukovic is banking on the attacker rediscovering the form that saw him bag 15 goals in 34 appearances in season 2017/18.